In January, (about two weeks after I wrote my post about booking flight) Emirates announced that they would start offering a non-stop flight between Auckland and Dubai. The flight from Auckland to Dubai, at 17 hours, 15 minutes would be the longest flight in the world (until the airline begins offering it’s 17 hour, 35 minute flights to Panama towards the end of March.. which will then eventually be eclipsed by Qatar’s propose 18 hour flight between Doha and Auckland).
Booking flights is, in my opinion, one of the most stressful parts of planning travel. There are so many airlines to consider and routes and prices.. and then you have to decide if a fare looks good – do you go ahead and book it or wait to see if it drops? What if it goes up? I hate it!